Editorial


  • Coatings Industry Joins in Fight Against COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt everyday life around the globe. As experts work to stop the spread of this deadly virus, the coatings industry is contributing to the fight as well. Many coatings companies and their suppliers are donating mas…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.13.20

  • COVID-19 Panedemic Brings Business to a Halt

    Back in January, as we watched China grapple with the spread of the novel coronavirus, concern began to grow that we could be dealing with a pandemic. Unfortunately, those dire predictions have come true. As of late-March most non-essential b…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 04.15.20

  • Corona Virus Disrupting Trade Shows

    As we are completing the March issue the corona virus outbreak continues to have an impact on a global scale – disrupting travel and slowing manufacturing operations worldwide. Two major trade shows – the Middle East Coatings Show and…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.13.20

  • Effects of the Coronavirus

    As this issue goes to press, China is experiencing a major crisis with the spread of the deadly coronavirus. As of Feb. 2, China had 17,205 confirmed infections and the virus has killed at least 362 people. Unfortunately, that number is likely to ris…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.19.20

  • China, India Contribute to Growth

    In this month’s feature article on interior coatings, manufacturers cited a number of factors driving growth. One factor that was recognized by all companies I interviewed was the influence of an increasingly large middle class in emerging mark…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.20.20

  • Economic Outlook for 2020

    As we enter into a new decade, the global economic outlook is far from certain. According to the October 2019 report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers, the global economy is in a synchron…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.11.19

  • Exterior Coatings Market Goes Green

    This month’s feature article focuses on the exterior architectural coatings market. Experts from PPG and AkzoNobel offer their insight into the latest trends and technologies for both residential and commercial exterior coatings. According t…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.11.19

  • Automotive Refinish Market Grows

    The global automotive refinish coatings market is expected to reach $11.34 billion by 2026, according to a report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the increasing disposable income, changing lifestyle and buying behavior of peop…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 09.30.19

  • Coatings World International Buyers’ Guide

    The Coatings World annual International Buyers’ Guide serves as a valuable reference tool to the paint and coatings industry. It is comprised of a comprehensive listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils, as we…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 09.03.19

  • Marine Coatings Worth $15 Billion by 2024

    According to leading marine coatings manufacturers contacted for this month’s feature article, the market, although challenging, overall has been healthy and all indications are this trend will continue. The marine coatings market size is fo…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 08.09.19

  • It’s Time to Protect all of the Surfaces

    People outside of the coatings industry rarely understand two things about our industry. One, we are called the coatings industry, not the paint industry. Two, the main reason to coat/paint something is to protect it, not just improve the appearance.…
    Dale Pritchett, Publisher 07.03.19

  • Industrial Coatings

    This month’s feature article focuses on the global industrial coatings market. This is a highly fragmented market encompassing industrial wood, protective, general industrial, rail, coil coatings OEM and consumer goods & appliances. Acco…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.31.19

  • Advanced Aerospace Coatings in Europe

    This month’s feature article is on the aerospace coatings market. Coatings manufacturers I interviewed reported positive market conditions and growth is predicted for the coming year. According to a report from Future Market Insights, the Eu…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.10.19

  • Demand for Low and Zero Paint Increases

    Increasing awareness by consumers of the detrimental effects of VOCs, coupled with stricter environmental regulations, are driving the demand for low and zero VOC paint and coatings.  As more and more DIYers request these types of environmentall…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 04.12.19

  • European Coatings Show Edition

    This latest issue of Coatings World is our European Coatings Show (ECS) and Conference issue. We are once again excited to be a part of the largest show for paint and coatings in Europe. This biennial show attracted more than 30,000 trade visitors…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.08.19

  • Global Wood Coatings Market

    This month’s issue of Coatings World is focused on the wood coatings market. According to research firm Mordor Intelligence, the global wood coatings market was valued at $8818.46 million in 2017. It is expected to witness a moderate CAGR durin…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.11.19

  • 2019 Off to a Busy Show Season

    The paint and coatings industry always has its fair share of trade shows and technical conferences, but 2019 is a particularly busy year. The Coatings World teams’ schedule is chock full of conferences and shows in the coming months. First o…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.07.19

  • Powder Coatings Market Continues to Innovate

    Grand View Research, in its latest study on powder coatings – “Powder Coatings Industry: The Focal Point Of Technical Innovation” – identifies new technology to be a key driving factor for the powder coatings market. &ldquo…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.03.18

  • Exterior Coatings Market

    The exterior architectural coatings market experienced moderate growth over the past year. There are a number of factors contributing to this growth including an increase in infrastructure projects and a robust housing market. According to Grand V…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.05.18

  • Talking about Tariffs

    This year’s CHINACOAT will be held Dec. 4-6 in Guangzhou. While attendees will certainly be eager to learn about the latest product and technology offerings, I suspect there will also be a lot of talk about the tariffs President Donald Trump ha…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 10.03.18